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Peace and love, Atouk!

Ringo When it came to making good movies, The Beatles pretty much stopped that about the same time the four members retired as a group.

But should we make an exception for 1981's "Caveman?" The film, financed by George Harrison, featured Ringo Starr, a scrawny prehistoric man trying to get by in "One Zillion BC."

The movie is possibly best remembered because it's when Starr met future wife Barbara Bach, formerly famous for being the Bond girl in "The Spy Who Loved Me." But the flick also had Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long and former football player John Matuszak in prominent roles.

As most fans remember, very little dialog was spoken in English. Rather, a fake "caveman" language was used. (When Shelley Long did her audition, she spoke no words, preferring to grunt instead.) Only one character speaks English -- "Nook" played by Evan Kim ("Kentucky Fried Movie") -- but nobody knows what he's saying.

Ringo turns 68 years old today. When recently asked the media if he had a birthday wish, he had one request (no, not the release of a 2-disc special edition set for "Caveman"): "It would be really cool if everyone, everywhere, wherever they are, at noon on July 7 make the peace sign and say 'Peace & Love.' "

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:36pm]


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